|Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny? - TED.com|
Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomy, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it's often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxNorthwesternU; TED; Talks; culture; gender; politics; 2011
|Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - TED.com|
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; gender; medicine; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet 2013; 2013
|Esta Soler: How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped) - TED.com|
When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies -- from the Polaroid camera to social media -- that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; gender; violence; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl - TED.com|
In this passionate talk, Eve Ensler declares that there is a girl cell in us all -- a cell that we have all been taught to suppress. She tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; gender; self; social change; women; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys? - TED.com|
Psychologist Philip Zimbardo asks, "Why are boys struggling?" He shares some stats (lower graduation rates, greater worries about intimacy and relationships) and suggests a few reasons -- and challenges the TED community to think about solutions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; culture; education; gaming; gender; sex; 2011
|iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay - TED.com|
Photographer iO Tillett Wright grew up between genders and sexualities. She's shot 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many: can they assign a percentage to how gay or straight they are? Most people consider themselves to exist in the grey areas of sexuality, which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination. Because where do you draw the line? (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; inequality; photography; relationships; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Geena Rocero: Why I must come out - TED.com|
When fashion model Geena Rocero first saw a professionally shot photo of herself clad in a bikini, she was beside herself. "I thought...you have arrived!" she says proudly. This might not be the typical experience, but, as Rocero reveals, that’s because she was born with the gender assignment “boy.” In a moving and personal talk, Rocero finds that transgender activism is giving her a whole new sense of pride and purpose.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; LGBT; activism; beauty; gender; inequality; TED2014; 2014
|Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence - TED.com|
This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India -- and calls on others to speak out too.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; activism; gender; media; violence; women; TEDxHousesOfParliament; 2014
|Eve Ensler: happiness in body and soul - TED.com|
Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; culture; entertainment; gender; global issues; happiness; performance; storytelling; theater; violence; women; 2004
|Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - TED.com|
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; antidepressants; cognitive science; culture; evolution; gender; love; psychology; relationships; science; sex; women; 2006
|LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda - TED.com|
In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; humor; inequality; love; politics; relationships; sex; social change; tedx; TEDxGrandRapids; 2012